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Beck·en·bau·er(bĕk′ən-bou′ər), Franz Born 1945.
German soccer player who led his country's team to victory in the World Cup (1974) and later helped the New York Cosmos win the North American Soccer League championship three times (1977, 1978, 1980).
(Biography) Franz. born 1945, German footballer: team captain when West Germany won the World Cup (1974): manager of West Germany (1984–90), coaching the team to success in the 1990 World Cup